Electronics and semiconductor centre launched in HCM City

A ceremony was held on September 6 by the Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) Management Board to launch the Electronics and Semiconductor Centre (ESC).

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At the launch of the Electronics and Semiconductor Centre (Photo: VNA)

The centre, a merger of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park Chip Design Training Centre (SCDC) and the International Electronic Training Centre (IETC), is projected to further spur on the development of Vietnamese electronic and semiconductor industries, according to the management board.

With a view of keeping up with with foreign countries in these fields, the nation should have breakthrough approaches and sharpen focus on microchip design, it said.

In his speech, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha highlighted the significance of the centre, describing it as a promising start for Ho Chi Minh City as it seeks to carry out the National Assembly’s Resolution No.98/2023/QH15 on piloting special mechanisms and policies for the southern hub’s development.

The country has a golden chance to branch out its integrated circuit and semiconductor industry as the knowledge economy and the revolution of digital transformation are playing a pioneering role in promoting economic growth, he said.

Amid this context, it can be viewed as essential to pen a general strategy to develop high-quality human resources, along with attracting experts and scientists in the fields, Deputy Minister Ha stressed.

For his part, Phan Van Mai, chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the city will unite with competent ministries and sectors as it aims to develop local hi-tech parks, while piloting the construction of a science-technology area focusing on the further development of microchips and semiconductors.  

At the ceremony, the SHTP Management Board signed a co-operation deal on scientific research and human resources training with the Vietnam National University – HCM City, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

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